Alex Dolly, who joined the Michigan State wrestling staff as a volunteer assistant in June 2009, is in his third season with the Spartan program. Dolly came to MSU from Northern Iowa, where he was a standout wrestler.
While at Northern Iowa, Dolly wrestled at 184 pounds and earned four trips to the NCAA Championships and reached the round of 12 on three occasions.
Dolly hails from Mishawaka, Ind., where he holds the state's all-time career takedown record with 548 and was a two-time USA Wrestling National All-American.
In September 2011, Dolly represented Ireland at the 2011 FILA World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. Dolly wrestled in the 84-kilogram senior freestyle division and reached the quarterfinal round. He defeated Alvarez Martinez of Honduras in his opening match of the competition, 9-1, and followed that up with a 9-0 victory over Dejan Bogdanov of Macedonia. Dolly fell to Japan's Shinya Matsumoto in the quarterfinals, 6-4, finishing in ninth place at the 2011 World's.
Dolly currently attends graduate school at MSU while working with the Spartan wrestling team.
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